PORAC — Two schools from this town bested hundreds of schools from all over the country as they won two categories in the recently concluded Brigada Eskwela Awards.
Porac Model Community High School, headed by Principal Gil Tiongco, was hailed as the national winner in the large school category. Meanwhile, Camias High School, headed by Principal Rufo Henson, was hailed as the national winner for the small school category.
The awards aim to acknowledge and advocate best practices in mobilizing the community and the private sector in the annual Brigada Eskwela.
In the Brigada Eskwela program, a school taps its faculty and staff, parents, neighboring barangays, government offices, private companies and individuals in cleaning and sprucing up classrooms several days before classes start.
Vice-Mayor Dexter David said that the awards prove the vibrant community relations of the said schools and how sectors like government and the private community work hand in hand in helping local schools.
David said that the awards should inspire more schools to further their efforts in mobilizing their local communities in helping out not just with school needs but also to address issues in the education of the young.